Big Fan of Arsenal, The 100, Elementary, The 100, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and did I mention The 100? I'm quite partial to The 100.
I agree with Moffat, it has become a bit predictable over the last few years. I've always felt there should be more cliffhanger type things in single episodes, no necessarily massive ones and not all the time, but I feel it ties the series together a bit better personally, and gives it more momentum. I think we get a few too many standalone episodes these days, and it has become a bit predictable.
23 hours, 7 minutes ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase
7, 5, 3, and 3 isn't my lowest score of this series sadly. The worst series of the revival for me by some distance, I only liked two episodes, and those don't come anywhere near my favourites. This was the start of a truly horribly year for the show in my eyes, completely butchered my love for the show. There are just so many things I don't like about it. I suppose fair is fair though, I loved the Matt Smith era, whilst others hated it and felt like I do now, so it's only fair really. I'm glad that the majority love this series though, it's still nice to see others have such an excitement and love for the show. Capaldi is a great actor and I have the utmost respect for him, but Series 8 just didn't do it for me.
3 days, 13 hours ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
Thanks for publishing this DWTV. :)
1 week, 2 days ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Return
@ Notsosmartguy Because nothing says fun like a Martian ripping apart some Russians and threatening to start a nuclear war! ;)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors
Top article. I really like Cold War, and you've convinced me here that there may well be more to do with the Ice Warriors. Speaking of Cold War, when Grand Marshall Skaldak first got out of the block of ice, I think it's fair to say that he received a, ahem, frosty reception...
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Lazy Cat Now there's Moffat's cliffhanger!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 2)
He's been gone for nearly 10 years now, but it's quite bad how happy I'd still be to see Eccleston's Doctor again aha! It would literally just make my, I don't know, year! He was an amazing Doctor in my opinion, and he's a brilliant actor.
I've got sciencey qualifications in science and all this still went straight over my head! I think that says more about me than you though Mark XD Top article Mark, wonderfully explained and very complicated as usual. Always nice to learn something new and I always do with these articles. :)
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline
The Spider Germs were poorly executed in my opinion. Big spiders had the potential to be really scary, and could have easily been a threat in their own right, but when Courtney zapped them with Dettol they wee just kind of forgotten, and it made them seem a bit weak in my opinion. Everyone was very excited to see what they'd do with them, and other than a couple of jump scares I think they were poorly utilised, and having an infestation of big, alien spiders could have been a very scary monster, and could have won this pol if done better I think. It's a shame.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
I'd love some minisodes, I miss them, they're cool! Even just a prequel one to Series 9, that's be good.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
@MrRazza has drezzzed for the occasion Solid Michelle Gomez you say? The Gaseous Michelle Gomez will be gutted!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-5 Recap
Voted for Gus. Brutal, sinister, merciless, killed kitchen staff just to end a phone call, and on top of that he has a fabulous voice which made him quite hilarious at times! Gus was awesome.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain
”If I’d been Bernard Cribbins in that thing, I’d be saying, ‘Doctor, I’m actually going to die. You’re going to get a bit younger and stupider hair, OK? You can let me out and you can get a reset. Selfish bastard.”
XD I bloody love Steven Moffat! Didn't know he said that, the guy's hilarious aha!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
I feel sorry for the Doctor, being all alone (it's really eerie without the music!). But the whole visiting all his companions thing was very self indulgent, and I hate the "Even if I change, it feels like dying. Everything I am dies. Some new man goes sauntering away. And I’m dead.” lines. It didn't do Matt Smith any favours whatsoever. And the Doctor's regenerated a number of times by that point, and he hasn't complained before. Paul McGann's Doctor took it like a man;
"Will it hurt?"
Hard as nails, he was!
Tennant's one was just done to make it all emotional for the sake of it in my opinion, and was a bit of a disservice to the Doctor in my opinion. Didn't really do the character justice.
@Antee991166 @gunslinger19 We need more Mrs Gillyflower's! Just a batcrap crazy villain with no chance of redemption. She was insane! Not all the time, but I do want more villains like that personally.
2 months ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)
@supermoff @stargazer0118 @Notsosmartguy You're both making arguments for why it's ok for the Doctor to be an a***. Capaldi's Doctor is an a*** for the reason you said, because he's more alien than Tennant's Doctor was. But Tennant's Doctor was too an a*** because he was a more human Doctor, so he would react to situations in a more human way. He reacted to losing someone he cares about in a more human way, and you can understand why he acted the way he did with Martha because he was more human, and it was like a break up, of sorts. And Capaldi's Doctor was a bit of an a*** because he didn't understand. They're both a***s for different reasons, but an a*** all the same. Tennant got a bit better again with Donna, and Capaldi is getting better now though, so i's all good!
2 months ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all have a top year, and have a cracking time. Happy New Year DWTV, you've been brilliant this year, thanks for bringing us all the great stuff you do, and for being brilliant in minimising spoilers on here during the horrible time of the leaks. Hears to another great year on this awesome site, Happy New Year everyone! :)
2 months ago on Happy New Year 2015!
@The Lazy Cat has Antlers! Because you can't reason with a Dream Crab, and it was pretty icky looking as it is and was going to attach itself to her face and have her brain for dinner; can't fault her for screaming to be fair to her!
2 months ago on 2nd Opinion: Last Christmas
I felt sorry for Shona, she seemed so lonely and desperate to just have someone to talk to. I don't think she was amazing in Last Christmas, but she was likeable and I did feel for her.
2 months, 1 week ago on Last Christmas Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
I felt really sorry for the older woman who when she came out of the dreams tried to get up and follow her granddaughter, only to realise she's disabled. How sad :( Though it was funny when the Doctor called her sexy! XD
2 months, 1 week ago on 12 Great Moments From Last Christmas
Moffat likes aging his characters! Amy in The Girl Who Waited, Rory in The Doctor's Wife and The Angels Take Manhattan, Matt's Doctor in The Time of the Doctor, Clara in Last Christmas, Billy in Blink, The King of France in The Girl in the Fireplace (and Madame de Pompadour, though we never saw her aged), and Detective Garner in The Angels Take Manhattan! I have no problem with this, just something I noticed aha! XD
Samuel Anderson was brilliant, I miss Danny, and his appearance here summed up why I love his character. Samuel Anderson is a brilliant actor, I'm happy to have had him on the show.
2 months, 1 week ago on Last Christmas Review (Part 1)
No. I really wanted a change. Seeing them go off together at the end didn't feel exciting, it felt boring and repetitive seeing another Clara exit bypassed. I'm just not invested in her characters journey or struggles at all. I thought it was the right time to go, as she's ran her course and I'm just sick of hearing her moaning and her smug attitude acting like she's more important than others. I'll still watch Series 9, but this is the most unsatisfied and disinterested in Doctor Who I've ever been. Clara staying just made it worse, she's definitely outstayed her welcome in my opinion. So I voted no.
2 months, 1 week ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
Merry Christmas everyone, have a cracking day. And hope you have a good Christmas DWTV, cheers for all the work you put into this awesome site. :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Merry (Last) Christmas!
@Tardis Boy He's just about to go off for Christmas; kill him when he gets back!
I love her scene with Half Face in Deep Breath. While it could have easily backfired she bravely drew on her on experiences and showed great courage despite her fear, and it was nice to see her keep faith in the Doctor, and that that faith was rewarded. It's a stunning scene in my opinion.
2 months, 1 week ago on Top 10 Clara Oswald Moments… (So Far?)
I don't dislike The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, but A Christmas Carol is just on another level of quality. I watched it earlier, it's just amazing from start to finish.
2 months, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: A Christmas Carol vs The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Rudolph and the TARDIS have something in common."
Obviously Rudolph is bigger on the inside, it's the only logical answer everyone! XD
2 months, 1 week ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)
I think that the "It's a long story" means that a lot of time passes in the episode, and that newspaper was right and we're going to watch old Clara die. Merry Christmas everyone, here's an old dying northerner!
2 months, 1 week ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
The Christmas Invasion. I think it's a very well paced story and is very entertaining all the way through. Billie Piper puts in a top performance, and some cool guest characters are introduced and fleshed out a bit. Plus it's always nice to see Mickey, I like Mickey.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
@TheTimeTraveller is excited for Last Christmas Classic DWTV banter! XD
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@supermoff @jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.SWell if Santa head-shotting a bunch of face crabs doesn't say Merry Christmas, then I don't know what does!
@supermoff @LGwalchmai95 @TheOncomingHurricaneI'm here all week!
@TheOncomingHurricane @LGwalchmai95 I like cracker jokes!
I'll always remember this one;
What happened to the guy
who robbed a calendar?
Great work DWTV, you've earned a round of aclaus for that cracker of an advance review...
I wasn't bothered by the science in this episode, that wasn't what turned me off the episode, it was more like lines such as "We are going to call everyone on Earth and tell them to leave the trees alone." Ugh, even Peter Capaldi couldn't save that one. I get that he was talking to a little girl, but still, it was a bit cringey! I don't hate this episode, but I don't love it either. It's as light-hearted as Doctor Who is probably ever going to get, so it's good for a rewatch for me, as I like rewatching light-hearted episodes, but it does has quite a few flaws to go with it's good points, (which it does have, to be fair) so it'll never trouble my favourite episodes. But like I said, I don't hate it, I just don't love it.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms
I like my Christmas episodes to be Christmassy personally. There's always a different kind of buzz and excitement going into the Christmas specials, and they always feel really special and unique in my opinion. Plus I love the visuals when it all looks all Christmassy. So I like a proper Christmassy Christmas special.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Christmas Conundrum
I love the Doctor’s conversation/banter with the Host, always makes me laugh! XD
Doctor: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Security protocol one. Do you hear me?
One. One! Okay, that gives me three
questions. Three questions to save my life, am I right?
Doctor: No, that wasn't one of them. I didn't mean it. That's not fair. Can I
Doctor: No! No, no, no, no. That wasn't a question either. Blimey. One question
left. One question. So, you've been given orders to kill the survivors but
survivors must therefore be passengers or staff, but not me. I'm not a
passenger. I'm not staff. Go on, scan me. You must have bio-records. No such
person on board. I don't exist, therefore you can't kill me. Therefore, I'm a
stowaway, and stowaways should be arrested and taken to the nearest figure of
authority. And I reckon the nearest figure of authority is on deck thirty one.
Final question: am I right?
Doctor: Brilliant. Take me to your leader. I've always wanted to say that.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: Voyage of the Damned vs The Next Doctor
It could be used as like a throwaway mocking/sarcastic line from the villain of the episode; in a little/big face off with the Doctor, Clara runs in and the villain says "Who are you then, the Magician's Apprentice?"
2 months, 2 weeks ago on First Series 9 Title Revealed
Maybe Derran Brown rocks up and is still p***** about The Day of the Doctor! ;)
The Christmas Invasion for me. I think it's just generally a better story with a better villain and better ideas. Plus the Doctor realising he's quoting the Lion King is still utterly hilarious to this day!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Festive Face-Off: The Christmas Invasion vs The Runaway Bride
@Notsosmartguy @LGwalchmai95 @supermoff I liked it how it was in Series 7, with them fancying each other but being smart enough to know it would never work and just being best friends instead. If it had got full on romantic with them kissing every week, no, I wouldn't like that personally.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 4 Different Types of Companions Doctor Who Should Consider
@Notsosmartguy @LGwalchmai95 @supermoff I think it worked as a one off, but I wouldn't have liked it for 8 episodes plus 2 specials!
@supermoff The only problem with having Victorian Clara as the companion is we'd have more than likely had the romance again, and I personally wouldn't be too keen on that. The Snowmen is brilliant though!
"Well, this is a bit exciting!"
Nice new look DWTV :)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Site Update: Christmas 2014
I can see why they cast Michelle Gomez as Missy; she's as nutty as a fruitcake!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Weird and Wonderful
I love the contrast between the two TARDIS consoles in Matt's era. From the really light, welcoming, magical console from the Pond era, to the darker, much more spaceshipy console post Pond era. They're both brilliant in their own right and it really was a clever idea to change it to a bit more darker look, in colour and otherwise, because of how it hurt the Doctor to lose the Ponds, it just seemed right in my opinion. Plus both of the rooms are absolutely stunning, very alien and cool in different ways.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.doctorwhotv.co.uk/discusswho/062014/
I love the first part of Series 7 (the first 5 episodes, before the split). Every episode is absolutely brilliant. It's such a high quality run of episodes and are all so different. It's tough to rank them, because I think they're all brilliant and it seems harsh to have one at the bottom, but my list would go like this;
A Town Called Mercy
Asylum of the Daleks
The Angels Take Manhattan
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
The Power of Three
Looking forward to watching the next part of Series 7, I loved it first time round, so I hope I still love it now. This rewatch of the first part has changed my opinion on whether the Ponds stayed too long, I think The Angels Take Manhattan was the right time for them to go. They still had something to contribute, which they did in these five episodes. They weren't integral to every episode, but they didn't need to be. It was just cool to see them having adventures with the Doctor, being his friends and companions, without having them uber key to the plot, apart from Angels Take Manhattan of course. So I'm glad they stayed for the first part of this series, I think it was right.
I can see where they're coming from in The Angels Take Manhattan with the whole you can't change the future once you've read it thing. It's a bit like if you're watching Series 8 for the first time from the boxset, and you accidentally/intentionally read on the internet that Danny gets turned into a Cyberman, you know it's coming and you can't change it. Once you've read it you can't unread it; if you read that Octavian dies from having his neck snapped by a Weeping Angel in Flesh and Stone, he can't die any other way, because you know what happens. It's not perfect, but I can see where they're coming from with it.
It's quite similar to Eccleston and Rose's relationship in my opinion. They clashed on many occasions, The Unquiet Dead for example, but really cared for and would do anything for each other. Neither are particularly romantic relationships (I've never been a fan of that kiss in Parting of the Ways, I never felt any romance between those two) and we saw the Doctor's impact on their personal lives. Rose started by keeping it from her family, and then went missing for a year Earth time, and the Doctor affected her job like he did with Clara, as he blew up the shop she worked in, though I suppose Clara actually likes her job a bit more! I do find those relationships quite similar, so I disagree with Moffat saying it hasn't been done before. As I think Rose's situation with the Doctor was just as realistic (in Doctor Who terms! ). They aren't identical, I know they have differences, but I think they are very similar so I disagree.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Moffat on the Doctor/Companion Relationship for Series 9